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Oct 28, 2013 7:30am EDT
community for relief. the u.n. held a news conference in manila on friday. officials called for about $47 million in emergency international assistance. authorities say more than 200 people died in the magnitude 7.2 quake, which had its epicenter on bohol island. a u.n. team on the ground says more than 52,000 buildings collapsed and they say 344,300 people remain evacuated. the united nations says there's an urgent need for more shelters and relief supplies such as food, water and medicine. >>> thailand, one of the world's welcomes about 20 million overseas visitors annually but tourist safety in the land of smiles has increasingly become issue, and that's led several foreign governments to call for action. they have set up the tourist's court in a bid to protect visitors. nhk world has more. >> reporter: pattaya is a popular beach resort 140 kilometers southeast of bangkok. the regional court in this bustling city added new work, handling complaints from foreign tourists. the court aims to settle claims before they leave thailand. officials say most of the cases should be settled within
Oct 30, 2013 7:30am EDT
again in two weeks in tehran. >>> members of a u.n. team studying human rights in north korea say they've heard testimony outlining gross violations. told a u.n. committee about evidence of systemic and serious abuse. more than 200 witnesses have testified in hearings since march. including people from south korea, japan, and britain. they described experiences of being tortured or imprisoned for their religious beliefs or just for having contact with foreign cultures. the panel's chairman quoted the mother of a japanese girl abducted by north korean agents. >> tell us where our daughter is. is she alive? is she happy? is she dead? >> a north korean representative said it is a political plot launch by the country's enemies. they plan to submit their final report in march. >>> japan's industrial output rose in september marking the first increase in two months. that was due to higher production of transport equipment and electronic parts. industry ministry officials said output rose 1.5% from the previous month. order production increased as many new cars were sold in japan, demand for
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 5:30pm EDT
. in 2012 the united nations human rights committee ruled the conviction of adonis vilated the u.n.'s universal declaration of human lights. filipino journalists still feel the chill. >> i've been sued by a big businessman. a royal, supreme court justice. so libel is really a tool to make you sop writing about them or intimidating journalists so you stop or get scared and stop writing. it used to be in the past that journalists thought if they had a ribel charge, to wearing -- libel charge, to wearing a purple heart. in the past most of the courts, most of them ended favouring journalists. this has changed. in 2013 alone we a 11 journalists facing libel charges. this is a big number for a country that is supposed to have a doctrine of press freedom. >> isn't meant to be this way. in 1986, after 20 years of the authoritarian ferdan danned markos government. the authoritative lid came off. parts of the country boiled over. in the decades since the days of dictatorship, the philippines enjoyed greater freedom. like others suffers from less stability. in the filipino landscape there's
Nov 1, 2013 6:30pm PDT
. chilling portrait fourth street. sadly the reception staff that was u n h h projects going. they never ask a book that includes cohesion. sharing the folks here a couple shoot straight at you you cannot make out what we want to for expanded to other. and all deceit is that it's time to decrease it and its concepts and also to have the energy produced as close to the client as possible. on to lunch and we are and preparing and who would be doing. she looks european energy projects on the other hand we needs. the stench of ice smaller energy sources in horror and yes the other course adopted during reviews here. he held that evening it got its course by forty nine after his chopsticks. not only in that it is ten years ago. what a wealth of the top ten years to settle for some folks may need that second among high stakes to pay. but the cake can sometimes take nine to ten months. the bbb to speed up payments. small changes to housing as well having an edge on monday the very beginning when the defense. take the next tee. we think it's funny look at it especially that separates the bottom of
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
is on the rise. but the apparently successful mission of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors inside syria has given some hope to humanitarian aid groups, including unicef. >> the importance of advocating with those that have influence on the parties to the conflict to allow access for humanitarian aid workers. the chemical weapons inspection team that have been able to access 18 sites inside syria for the purposes of chemical weapons inspection. we as humanitarian need that same access. they are a population trapped in downtown homs, downtown aleppo, rural damascus, that need our support now. it should be accessible to humanitarian workers. >> reporter: he says the international community should also be aware of the long-term consequences of the conflict. he says a chronic crisis is unfolding. >> if we don't take steps now to get them back into school, the 2 million children i've mentioned that have dropped out inside syria, a half a million outside syria, then they will not be in a position to help rebuild the country in the future when they become the adults of the future. it's extremely importan
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the u.n. to the democratic republic of congo says that they have abandoned their military position in the country and that the peacekeepers had confined the near thea small area border. he told the un security council that they were all but finished as a military threat in the country. a spokesman for the rebels says that it is a temporary withdrawal. in the largest city in brazil, sÃo paulo, to the north of the city. a teenager was shot dead by police. douglas rodriguez was reportedly shot dead on sunday. fire to two trucks and several buses. a stolen tanker was also driven erratically down the highway. high levels of violence in brazil is the reason so many of protesters have taken to the streets. there have been almost 50 demonstrations by various groups across brazil. violent as they attacked symbols of authority. despite attempts by the government, there are concerns that next year's world cup held in brazil could be disrupted by >> let me take you to the turkish city of , famous for straddling two continents, asia and europe. bridgesy connected by and fairies, the prime mini
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
life. >> thank you for that update and that harrowing story of what happened in the desert. now, the u.n. and arab league told the bbc that progress is being made towards the peace conference. but they're not certain whether the talks will take place as planned in just over three weeks' time. the schedule included a meeting with president assad. the bbc is also in damascus and she asked him how successful his visit had been. >> i think we are making progress whether that progress would be enough or -- it is not certain yet. we are preparing for the conference and i hope that will go through. >> what are the aspects that give you hope? because many people are very skeptical. what have you seen that convinces you that this is making progress? >> i think people are realizing more and more that there is not a resolution and they don't see any other way of forgetting -- of getting out of this horrible situation except through geneva. >> and what is still the major obstacles towards the holding of the conference on november 23? >> you know, the opposition is ill trying to put together their id
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the fbi in 76 offices overseas, including, i had agents assigned at europol, interpol, u.n. headquarters in new york. among discussions was either to eliminate or cut by 50% the fbi's international offices. again, another act of absolute stupidity. i want to go to the hill and argue anybody who raises the issue to tell them how stupid it is, why we need the relationships, why we need representations, and how every day it affects u.s. and health of the u.s. national security. an example of that, a particular u.s. senator i will not name, landed once in a foreign country, greeted by the fbi agent there, and his remark was, well, i guess the fbi's sun never sets on the fbi. the agent was polite and everything, but he could have said, the sun never sets on u.s. interests either, pal. [laughter] thank you. [applause] >> we have a lot of agreements and initiatives that i had to talk about the americas with the americans. i'm concerned about how demanding that it's been used to help been misused, and who -- a lot of money has been lost, and more concerning to me is to see that a lot of people t
Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
thing. >> reporter: germany wants a u.n. resolution to protect the privacy of electronic communications and they're partnering with brazil, another country enraged by n.s.a. spying in order to craft one. and it would be the strongest condemnation of u.s. surveillance to date. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the state department for us tonight. we asked chief white house correspondent major garrett to try to find out how widespread the spying has been and how much the president knew. major? >> reporter: scott, u.s. intelligence agencies have conducted surveillance on 35 world leaders. today we learned president obama knew of some of these operations but not others. top officials tell us the the president does not demand as a rule intelligence on european or south american leaders but does when it comes to places like iran, syria, and north korea. the u.s. surveillance dragnet was so wide the president and top members of congress did not know allies like german chancellor angela merkel were targets. president obama has promised merkel the u.s. will never again tap her personal cell phone--
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
by the french, the u.n. and the malian army. maybe this was part of the rescue operation or maybe those were separate operations. we still need to figure this out. the good news is that they are out. the mystery is how they got out. >> alex, what more do we know about where the hostages were held? there have been reports that perhaps they were held in mali. >> we have had reports over the last few days of a negotiating team having been seen. the reports were denied by the french authorities for obvious reasons. the more ongoing sort of knowledge that we as reporters have on what we are regularly informed of is that most probably, hostages are held in the far north of mali, the area which has been the hardest for the french troops to actually gain control of. this is an area which is very close to algeria. they're also moving them into algeria from time to time. >> what about the negotiations? the french have said that there were no envoys sent. it does seem that some negotiations were taking place. but can you tell us about those negotiations and what you have heard? >> it looks as though ba
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: members of congress took fresh aim at the new
Oct 29, 2013 2:30pm PDT
this tuesday, top intelligence officials before a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised t
Oct 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
lawmakers about the surveillance programs that have fueled protest in the u-s as well as abroad. n-s-a officials are also saying that a surveillance sweep on phone records overseas was carried out by european governments and not the u-s. >> chinese police say five people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a suicide car attack near beijing's tiananmen square. a statement on the beijing police microblog said the perpetrators of monday's attack were also identified, and labeled it a carefully planned terrorist attack. all three died when their vehicle exploded. two tourists, including a filipino woman were hit by the speeding vehicle, were also killed. police said knives, iron rods, gasoline and a flag imprinted with religious slogans were found in the vehicle. the three attackers, including one woman, and the five arrested all had names identifying them as members of the turkic muslim uighur ethnic group native to the restive northwestern region of xinjiang where extremists have been battling security forces for years. >> with will be right back. we will be right back.
Nov 4, 2013 4:00am PST
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FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
of the n.s.a. programs, specific until light of the surveillance on u.s. allies, the nation owes most senior intelligence officials who oversee the n.s.a. program will be grilled on capitol hill and a short time ago, the speaker of the house saying that change is inevitable. >> we've got obl gags to the american people to keep them safe. we have obligations to our allies around the world. but having said that, we've got to find the right balance here. and clearly, we're imbalanced as we stand here. >> before the house intelligence committee this afternoon, the chief james clapper, up there on the left, told the senate committee march 12 that the n.s.a. was not collecting data on americans. the head of the n.s.a. once claimed to fox news that the n.s.a. was not holding the data of american citizens which was also misleading as well as the seniors deputies from the n.s.a. and the justice department. one of the proposals gaining support is taking the phone records of americans and getting the phone companies to hold that data rather than the n.s.a. and when the government has a hint, the
Oct 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
today, pursuing reports that the n.s.a. monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. and in madrid, spanish prime minister mariano rajoy went before his parliament to address allegations that spain, too, was a target of u.s. surveillance. >> ( translated ): the key is to clarify what happened and generate confidence because without that, it is very difficult to work for the rights, liberties and security of our citizens. i hope we will get this. we have already requested the appearance of the head of spain's intelligence services and he will appear in this chamber as soon as possible. >> ifill: the government of china also weighed in, announcing today it will strengthen information security, to guard against outside surveillance. chinese police say they've arrested five people in a suicide car crash this week in beijing. on monday, an s.u.v. sped down a crowded sidewalk and exploded into flames across from tiananmen square at the entrance to the forbidden city. five people died. scores were hurt. state television today identified the suspects as ethnic uighurs, a restive muslim min
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